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Honors Retreat

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The Honors Retreat is a great way to start your time at WVU. You'll make new friends, meet your mentors and Honors College staff and participate in Adventure WV activities.

Retreat Information

Below is the general event schedule. Attendance is required for first-year Honors students.

  • Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
  • Time: 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Location: Evansdale Campus classrooms and Rec Center
  • Activities: Welcome, meet your mentors, Adventure WV and Information Fair


Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place in the Student Recreation Center.

  • 12:30 - 1 p.m.
    • Check-In
  • 1 - 1:45 p.m.
    • Welcome from Honors staff
    • Dismissal to rotating sessions
  • 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.
    • Rotating sessions
      • Meet Your Mentor (Evansdale Campus classrooms)
      • Tie-Dye Activity
      • Adventure WV
  • 1:45 - 5 p.m.
    • Information Fair
  • 4:45 - 5 p.m.
    • Wrap-Up

After 5 p.m., you are free to participate in Welcome Week activities.

Things to Know:

  • Transportation options:
    • Downtown Campus
      • Before the retreat, buses will loop between Short Term Lot 10 and the Rec Center beginning at  12:30 p.m. After the retreat, buses will run from 5 - 8 p.m.
      • Residence Halls: Boreman, Dadisman, Honors, Seneca, Stalnaker, and Summit Halls
    • Evansdale Campus
      • Students can walk to the Rec Center
      • Residence Halls: Bennett, Braxton, Brooke, and Lyon Towers; Lincoln and Oakland Halls
    • Commuters
      • Please park at the Coliseum and walk to the Rec Center.
  • Dress comfortably (including shoes). Wear clothes you won't mind if they get stained.  
  • Bring a bag or backpack to carry your things.
  • Don't get dehydrated!  Bring a water bottle.
  • Have fun! Meet new people. Learn more about Honors and WVU.